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Preliminary Guide to the Front Page Records, 1975-2004 and undated

Collection Overview

Collection consists of materials used in production of the newspaper, specifically a large clippings file, flyers, newsletters, press releases, book PR, incoming correspondence, a "Kill" box file, some clippings organized by subject, papers centered on Lee Mullis and Jim Duley, a reader survey, faxes, some submissions, and a large number of other gay and lesbian publications.

The addition (2003-0036) (26,300 items; 43.5 lin. ft; dated 1975-2001 and undated) consists of periodicals, directories, clippings, press releases, advertising proofs, brochures, and other materials related to production of The Front Page and/or to gay/lesbian organizations, issues, and events throughout the U.S. Also includes subject and correspondence files; numerous issues of North Carolina Anvil from the late 1970s-early 1980s; a collection of drag photographs; direct mail materials; and several The Front Page, gay/lesbian, and event-themed t-shirts.

Addition (2008-0065) (2,500 items; 6 lin. ft.; 1970s-2006) includes reader surveys (mostly dated 1992); correspondence between readers and The Front Page; printed materials; gay pride and AIDS awareness posters; and miscellaneous materials and items.

Addition (2008-0245) (1,800 items; 2.4 lin. ft.; dated 1970s-1990s) contains research files; letters to the editor, 1980-1987; internal records; mailing lists; and printed materials. Several research files relate to early research and publicity of AIDS and the gay community in the 1980s.

Addition (2008-0287) (1,350 items; 1.8 lin. ft.; dated 1980-2004) includes organizational files, publications, and clippings from gay/lesbian associations and events.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Front Page records 1975-2004 and undated
Creator
Front Page (Raleigh, N.C.)
Extent
113.4 Linear Feet, 53,100 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Some of the materials in this accession are not immediately accessible, because they require further processing before use. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the Rubenstein Library to use this collection.

1989-1990
Box 1
Primarily 1992 by month
Box 2
1990-1996
Box 3
1990-1996
Box 4
1993-1996
Box 5
1994-1995
Box 6
1984-1991
Box 7
1988-1991
Box 8
1980-1981, 1996
Box 9
1982-1987, 1992
Box 10
1992, Articles on AIDS up thru 1986
Box 11
1983-1985; AIDS 1986-1988; 1995
Box 12
1985, 1988-1990
Box 13
1985, 1987, 1997-1998
Box 14
1983-1987, 1998
Box 15
1984-1989
Box 16
1981-1990, 1996
Box 17
1989- 1990
Box 18
1992-1993
Box 19
1996-1997
Box 20
1985, 1998
Box 21
1984-1988, 1998
Box 22
1981, 1985-1990
Box 23
1980-1981, 1994-1995
Box 24
1991-1996
Box 25
1991-1994
Box 26
1983-1985, 1991-1994
Box 27
1981-1984, 1989-1990
Box 28
1987-1988, 1990
Box 29
1981-1987
Box 30
1980-1987
Box 31
1982-1984, 1990-1991
Box 32
1986-1987, 1991-1992
Box 33
1980-1988
Box 34
1984-1991
Box 35
Miscellaneous, late 1980s

Primarily flyers, newsletters, press releases, and some submissions

(23 folders)
Box 36
Miscellaneous, 1987-1996

Primarily flyers, newsletters, press releases, and book PR

(21 folders)
Box 37
Miscellaneous, 1991-1996

Primarily flyers, newsletters, and press releases

(20 folders)
Box 38
Miscellaneous, 1984-1997

Primarily newsletters, PR, and some incoming correspondence

(20 folders)
Box 39
Miscellaneous, 1996

Primarily newsletters, PR, and some incoming correspondence

(10 folders)
Box 40
Book publicity and Kill Box 1989-1996
(9 folders)
Box 40
Book publicity and Kill Box 1997
(13 folders)
Box 41
Clippings by subject, 1986
(26 folders)
Box 41
Miscellaneous clippings, 1980s
(2 folders)
Box 41

Clippings

(4 folders)
AIDS articles
Box 42
Jerry Falwell
Box 42
Lee Mullis Papers

Includes SE Conference ( ca. 1975) and Carolina Gay Association

(12 folders)
Box 42
Book catalogs, 1984-1994
(5 folders)
Box 43
Booklists
Box 43
Book on tape
Box 43
Miscellaneous office files
(2 folders)
Box 43
Miscellaneous files

Primarily press releases, newsletters, handouts, and correspondence

(14 folders)

[This box needs more processing before patron use. Remove envelopes.]

Box 43
Miscellaneous files

Primarily press releases, newsletters, handouts, correspondence, and faxes

(20 folders)

[This box needs more processing before patron use. Remove envelopes.]

Box 44
Miscellaneous files

Primarily press releases, newsletters, and faxes

(20 folders)
Box 45
Miscellaneous files

Primarily press releases, newsletters, and faxes

(21 folders)
Box 46
Miscellaneous files

Primarily press releases, newsletters, correspondence, and faxes

(22 folders)
Box 47
Book publicity
(11 folders)
Box 47
Book publicity
(10 folders)
Box 48
Jim Duley Archives

Any piece with "Duley" or "Duley Papers" belongs to this series

(21 folders)
Box 48
Jim Duley Archive
(41 folders)
Box 49
Miscellaneous files

Primarily book publicity, newsletters and some correspondence

Box 50

Serials

(13 folders)
Gala Review
Box 50
Alternate
Box 50
Genre
Box 50
Affirmative
Box 50
Manifest
Box 50
David
Box 50

Serials

(20 folders)
David
Box 51
Carolina Zipper
Box 51
Altamont
Box 51
The Charleston Alternative
Box 51
Farce
Box 51
Our South
Box 51
The Newsletter
Box 51
Q Notes
Box 51
Time
Box 51
In Unison
Box 51
Low County Gallery
Box 51
Fag Rag
Box 51
Gay Sunshine
Box 51
The Gay Alternative
Box 51
Androgyny Review
Box 51
Androgyny Newsletter
Box 51
Action Magazine
Box 51
Red Pages
Box 51
Magnus
Box 51
GPU News
Box 51
Omega One
Box 51
Feminary
Box 51
Christopher Street
Box 51
Miscellaneous newsletters
Box 51

Serials

(20 folders)
Christopher Street
Box 52

Serials

(20 folders)
Dinah
Box 53
Newsweek
Box 53
I Know You Know
Box 53
Inquiry
Box 53
Time
Box 53
EastWest
Box 53
Black/Out
Box 53
People
Box 53
Yoga Journal
Box 53
Image
Box 53
Sisters
Box 53
Sisters United
Box 53
Forté
Box 53
Empathy
Box 53
The GLC News
Box 53
The Illuminator
Box 53
The Newsletter
Box 53
The Charlotte Observer
Box 53
Alabama Forum
Box 53
Impact
Box 53
Ebony
Box 53
Malebox
Box 53
Gays Preferred
Box 53
Gay Scene
Box 53
Gay Times
Box 53
Mr.
Box 53
Fag Rag
Box 53
Arizona Gay News
Box 53
Voice
Box 53
California Voice
Box 53
Gay Sunshine
Box 53
San Diego's Pride
Box 53
Gay Light
Box 53
Manifest
Box 54
Alternate
Box 54
Triangle Observer
Box 54
Lambda
Box 54
Parade
Box 54
Sunday Times Magazine
Box 55
Lambda
Box 55
Q Notes
Box 55
In Unison
Box 55
In Unison
Box 56
Q Notes
Box 56
Q Notes
Box 57
Community Connections
Box 57
Triangle Times
Box 57
Q Notes
Box 57
New York Native
Box 57
News Midwest
Box 57
Gay
Box 58
The Empty Closet
Box 58
San Franciso Crusader
Box 58
Gay Power
Box 58
Out!
Box 58
The Front Page Survey

Completed to ascertain habits and political thinking of readers. Results were never used.

Box 58

[Technical Service staff need to reformat for use copies of audio materials in Box 4 before use.]

[Technical Services staff may need to reformat newsprint in Boxes 5-6 before use.]

Directories
Box 1-7

[Technical Services staff may need to reformat newsprint in Boxes 8, 10-11 before use.]

Subject Files, 1990s
Box 8-11
Loose Material: Book Jackets and New Book Releases
Box 12-14

[Technical Services staff need to reformat for use copies of digital media in Box 17 and audio materials in box 25 before use.]

[Attention: Box 21 contains pictorial materials.]

Subject Files, 1990s
Box 15-29
Loose Miscellaneous Material
Box 15-29

[Technical Services staff may need to reformat newsprint in Boxes 31-32 before use.]

Loose Miscellaneous Material, 1999-2000
Box 30-32

[Technical Services staff may need to reformat newsprint before use.]

Clippings, 1980s-1990s
Box 33-44

[Attention: Boxes 46-48 contain pictorial materials].

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copy of DVD in Box 48 before use.]

[Technical Services Staff may need to reformat newsprint before use.]

Miscellaneous records, 1975-2001

Includes periodicals, press releases for film, television, music, and publishing, and brochures.

Box 45-51

[Technical Services Staff may need to reformat newsprint in Boxes 52-55 before use.]

Issues of North Carolina Anvil, 1978-1983
Box 52-55

[Technical Services Staff may need to reformat newsprint in Boxes 56-58 before use.]

Newspapers, 1980s

Includes issues of The Raleigh News & Observer, The Charlotte Observer, The Washington Post, and others.

Box 56-58

[Technical Services Staff may need to reformat newsprint before use.]

Newspapers and news clippings, 1980s-2001
Box 59
Gay/Lesbian and The Front Page themed T-shirts
Box 60-62

[Attention: Boxes 67-70, 72, 78-80, 86-87, and 93 contain pictorial materials].

[Technical Services needs to reformat for use copies of DVD in Box 64, CDs in Box 68, and VHS tape in Box 91 before use.]

[Technical Services Staff may need to reformat newsprint before use.]

Miscellaneous records, 1987-2001

Includes press releases for film, television, music, and publishing; flyers and other publications related to Gay/Lesbian events; advertising proofs; rolodex cards; copies of Gay/Lesbian business directories (including The Front Page directory) and maps for various cities, and other publications and periodicals.

Box 62-97
Direct Mail packets and Gay/Lesbian business directories
Box 98-99
Drag Photographs

[Attention: Contains pictorial materials].

Box 100-102
Protest Poster
Oversize Folder 1

Addition (2008-0065) (2,500 items; 6 lin. ft.; 1970s-2006) includes reader surveys (mostly dated 1992); correspondence between readers and The Front Page; printed materials; gay pride and AIDS awareness posters; and miscellaneous materials and items.

This material has not been processed and no further arrangement was conducted at accessioning.

Reader surveys, 1992
Box 1
Reader surveys, 1992
Box 2
Printed materials: booklets, folders, press releases
Box 2
Printed materials
Box 3
Miscellaneous papers
Box 3
Reader correspondence: mailings, feedback, classifieds
Box 4
Administrative materials
Box 5
Miscellaneous materials
Box 5
Printed materials
Box 5
North Carolina Gay Men's Health Summit
Box 6
Triangle Lesbian and Gay Pride March, 1986
Box 6
International March on the United Nations (Stonewall anniversary), New York City, 26 June 1994
Box 6
National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, 11 Oct 1987
Box 6
Charlotte Out, 1995
Box 6
March! New York City, 26 June 1994
Box 6
Silence = Death. Vote, 1988
Box 6
Crape Myrtle Festival, 2002
Box 6
North Carolina Lesbian and Gay Pride March, Asheville, 13 June 1992
Box 6
National Day of Mourning, 30 June 1989
Box 6
Stonewall to Raleigh: North Carolina Lesbian and Gay Pride March, Raleigh, 24 June 1989
Box 6
Pride '93 Schedule of Events, Raleigh (2 copies)
Box 6
Out with Dignity, South Carolina Gay and Lesbian March, 20 June 1999 (2 copies)
Box 6
Invisibility to equality: North Carolina Lesbian and Gay Pride, Charlotte, 1994
Box 6
Keep It Up (Friends For Life safe sex program)
Box 6
Safety Pin (Friends For Life)
Box 6
It's Time for a Man-to-Man Talk (Friends for Life)
Box 6
Caricature
Box 6
We've Got to Deal with This (Friends for Life)
Box 6
Speaking for Ourselves: North Carolina Lesbian and Gay Pride March, Durham, 29 June 1991
Box 6
10 Million People were Murdered in Nazi Death Camps - prisoner badge chart, 1995
Box 6
Word to the Wise: Condoms can save lives (Friends for Life)
Box 6
Pink Triangle (Nazis), 1995
Box 6
South Carolina Gay and Lesbian Pride March, Columbia, 19 June 1993
Box 6
Bigotry Kills: Stop Jesse Helms, 1990
Box 6
South Carolina Gay and Lesbian Pride Festival, Columbia, April 1996
Box 6
North Carolina Lesbian and Gay Pride '88, Raleigh, 25 June 1988
Box 6
North Carolina Lesbian and Gay Pride March, Chapel Hill/Carrboro, 30 June 1990
Box 6
You're Among Friends (Friends for Life), 2006
Box 6
Demand Safer AIDS Drugs
Box 6

Addition (2008-0245) (1,800 items; 2.4 lin. ft.; dated 1970s-1990s) contains research files; letters to the editor, 1980-1987; internal records; mailing lists; and printed materials. Original folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.

Correspondence, 1980s-1990s
Box 1
TFP - General Procedures
Box 1
TFP - Internal
Box 1
TFP - Financial
Box 1
Mailing lists
Box 1
Hunt, Helms, etc.
Box 2
Hunt, Helms, 1984 Election
Box 2
Clippings
Box 2
Relationship Contract
Box 2
POA (Power of Attorney)
Box 2
Wills
Box 2
Brochures
Box 2
Baxter notes
Box 2
Clippings, letters
Box 2
C.A.N.
Box 2
AIDS
Box 2
AIDS education
Box 2
Safe sex ads
Box 2
Surveys
Box 2
Misc. N.C. groups
Box 2
Violence and vandalism
Box 3
Anti-gay violence - Male
Box 3
Safety - Anti-gay violence
Box 3
Speaker's bureau
Box 3
Child abuse
Box 3
Dispute settlement
Box 3
Various organizations
Box 3
Sexism - various materials
Box 3
John and Jim's correspondence with prospective writers, 1980-1982
Box 3
Syndicated materials
Box 3
Printed materials, 1980s
Box 4
Letters to the editor, 1980-1987
Box 4
Photographs
Box 4

Addition (2008-0287) (1,350 items; 1.8 lin. ft.; 1980-2004) includes organizational files, publications, and clippings from gay/lesbian associations and events.

This is a preliminary finding aid for an unprocessed collection. Materials in this accession have been reboxed for preservation, but no further arrangement has been done at this time. Please contact Research Services with questions.

Loose materials: publications, reprints, and clippings, 1980s-1990s
Box 1
Loose materials
Box 2
Triangle Business and Professional Guild
Box 2
Triangle Area Gay Scientests (TAGS)
Box 2
Triad Health Project
Box 2
Teachout LEO
Box 2
Stonewall Dinner
Box 2
Southern Appalachian Lesbian and Gay Alliance (SALGA)
Box 2
RFO
Box 2
QCF News
Box 2
Prison conditions
Box 2
Pride 1988
Box 2
Pride 1990
Box 2
Palmetto Gay and Lesbian Association
Box 2
North Carolinians Against Racist and Religious Violence (NCARRV)
Box 2
North Carolina Lesbian and Gay Health Project (LGHP)
Box 2
Metropolitan Community Church (MCC)
Box 2
Metrolina Community Service Project
Box 2
Menamore
Box 2
Lesbian Herstory Archives
Box 2
Guilford Alliance for Gay and Lesbian Equality
Box 2
Gourmet Club
Box 2
GROW
Box 2
Capital Area Business and Professional Association
Box 2
Black Lesbians and Gays
Box 2
Lightning Brown
Box 2
Loose materials
Box 2
Community Centers
Box 3
Crazy Owl
Box 3
NCHRF
Box 3
Crape Myrtle
Box 3
Human Rights Campaign dinner, 2004
Box 3
SC Gay/Lesbian Pride
Box 3
House insurance
Box 3
David H. Perry
Box 3
Community Centers
Box 3
In Unison
Box 3
Bob Page
Box 3
Celebrating our history
Box 3
North Carolina Lesbian and Gay Pride
Box 3
David Magazine, 1999 Jan.
(3 issues)
Box 3
Carolina's Hotspots Magazine, no. 7
Box 3
LGHP
Box 3
Epson-nelms, Craig
Box 3
Brian Cochran
Box 3
Bill James
Box 3
Guilford Green Foundation and miscellaneous publications, 1977-2002
Box 3

Historical Note

Founded by Jim Baxter, The Front Page is a newspaper devoted to gay and lesbian issues in North and South Carolina.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], The Front Page Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Collection was received as a gift in 1999, 2003, and 2008.

Processing Information

Preliminary processing by Lisa Stark

Completed April 7, 2000

Additions minimally processed by Kate Crassons; Ann Langford; Danielle McGregor; Noah Huffman; Meghan Lyon

Last updated February 19, 2009

Encoded by Lisa Stark; Ann Langford; Elizabeth Arnold; Noah Huffman; Meghan Lyon

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.